Often times I try mixing snacks with a red or white wine. Most of the time the snack and wine pairing bode well for me. This pairing was yet another success story. I posted the pairing on Facebook. Many people liked the idea and a few did not. So what was my snack? It was Zesty Ranch Veggie straws with a Pub Cheese sharp Cheddar cheese dip.
Medium color depth with a purple hue.
Moderate, young-fruity with aromas of cocoa, spice, dark fruit.
Dry, medium-bodied with lively acidity. The tannins were medium but soft. Rich mid-palate flavors with a long finish.
How much: $50.00
Region/appellation: California Napa Valley
Composition: Rhone style field blend believed to be Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Mouverde & other red and white varietals.
I rated the 2010 Girard Winery Mixed Blacks Red Wine three glasses.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.